Previously on Beyond the Box Score
Early-Season Regression Candidates Are In! by Dan Rozenson | Beyond the Box Score
Dan Rozenson took a look at pitchers whose inflated ERAs may be the result of an unusually high BABIP.
Refusing the Walk for an Extra Hack by Max Weinstein | Beyond the Box Score
Jordany Valdespin and the umpire missed ball four the other night. Max Weinstein explained how it might have affected his chances of success on the next pitch.
Poor Performers: Aaron Hicks by Lance Rinker | Beyond the Box Score
Lance Rinker discussed how Minnesota Twins rookie Aaron Hicks can bounce back from a poor start to the 2013 campaign.
Baseball is Cyclical by Ryan Potter | Beyond the Box Score
Tom Verducci recently suggested that hitters working deeper counts is causing a decline in offensive output. I explained why lack of skill, not passive plate approach, is the cause of the recent decline in production.
Around the Sabersphere
What Actually Happens After An Intentional Walk? by Dave Cameron | FanGraphs
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs looked at the numbers to determine if intentionally walking hitters is an effective strategy.
A Man, a Time, Intertwined by Jorge Arangure Jr. | Sports on Earth
Journeyman Miguel Tejada is winding up his career with the Kansas City Royals. Jorge Arangure Jr. of Sports on Earth explains why Tejada perfectly encapsulates past decade in baseball history.
The Lineup Card: 10 Players We Wish Had Stayed Healthy | Baseball Prospectus
The staff of Baseball Prospectus wondered what might have become of players who had their careers cut short by injury.
The John Farrell Effect by Alex Connors | The Hardball Times
Alex Connors of The Hardball Times discusses how the Red Sox pitching staff has been significantly better under the tutelage of John Farrell.
Around SB Nation
Josh Donaldson: Plate Discipline and Outcomes by Alex Hall | Athletics Nation
Oakland A's 3B Josh Donaldson got off to a hot start this season. Alex Hall of Athletics Nation looked at Donaldson's plate discipline numbers to explain why his performance might be for real.
Tim Lincecum on What Tim Lincecum Needs to Do by Eno Sarris | McCovey Chronicles
Eno Sarris stopped by McCovey Chronicles to discuss whether or not Tim Lincecum has followed through on the keys to success he outlined in an interview with Sarris during Spring Training.
Outside the Sabersphere
- On behalf of everyone here at Beyond the Box Score I'd like to congratulate Lewie Pollis on landing a Baseball Analytics Internship with the Cleveland Indians. Way to go Lewie!
- It's finals week here at the University of Kentucky, so I've been stuck under my textbooks all week. Free time is at a premium, but I have been reading "Among the Thugs" by Bill Buford. Buford's look into the world of English football hooligans is a must read for any fan of the (other) beautiful game.